is scientifically formulated to remove and detoxify ammonia, chlorine and chloramines from water for all types of fish and all types of aquatic cultures such as rotifers and copepods.
1. Rotifer Culture, add 2ml of culture conditioner every time 1 ml of Reefphyto Rotifer feed is added to your culture water.
2. Copepod Culture, add 1ml of culture conditioner every time 1 ml of Reefphyto Rotifer feed is added to your culture water.
Water conditioning is the process of altering water so that aquatic life can survive and thrive in it. Municipal water sources are treated so that the water delivered to the tap is free of viable disease-causing bacteria, viruses and other organisms as well as appearing clean and clear and being free of disagreeable odors and flavors.
While such water is typically suitable for human consumption with no further treatment it is almost always quite deadly to aquatic life. In broad terms, a water conditioner must remove or mitigate those substances which are toxic to aquatic life and add those substances which promote the health and well being of aquatic life. Reefphyto culture conditioner is just such a water conditioner.
Ammonia comes from uneaten food and waste produced buy rotifers and copepods during the culture period. The pH is the most important factor affecting the equilibrium between molecular (= "free"), NH3, and ammonium ion (="ionic ammonia"), NH4+. As the pH increases the percentage of molecular ammonia increases, and as the pH decreases the percentage decreases.
Another way of understanding this is to remember that at acid pH's (pH 7) it becomes more toxic. Reefphyto culture conditioner reacts with ammonia in is free, or unionized form and will not only remove the "toxic ammonia" but due to the concentration present in standard dosages it will also remove all the ammonia as the equilibrium between ammonia and ammonium ion shifts.
At low pH's this reaction proceeds slower than at pH's above 7, but in practical terms the reaction proceeds quickly enough to provide complete ammonia removal in an hour or less. The actual chemical reaction between ammonia and Reefphyto culture conditioner is shown below: NH3 + HOCH2SO3Na ¨ H2NCH2SO3Na + H2O
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As a thank you to our customers for purchased from us, we have introduced our Reefphyto loyalty points scheme.
What this means is that every time you make a purchase, you will be allocated 10 loyalty points for every £1 that you spend (excluding P&P) These will accumulate in your online account, which you can view at any time by logging in.
You MUST be logged into your account in order to earn Loyalty Points. If you do not already have a Reefphyto account, please setup an account on our site before placing your first order.
Occasionally there will be additional loyalty points allocated to purchases.
These will be notified to you at the time of purchase, and also in promotional material sent to you, alerting you to the fact that there is a current or pending loyalty point promotion
Only one discount code can be entered per order to be shipped. Multiple orders can be placed and discount codes applied but all orders to the same destination will be shipped separately.
Points cannot be redeemed for cash, unless against purchases.
Loyalty points are automatically deleted from your account without notice if older than 12 months.